Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

Duration: 13
Job Type: Travel
Hours: 36
Pay Scale: $2700/week
Shift: NOC
Location: Sioux Falls, SD


Plains Medical Staffing Medical Surgical Travel Registered Nurse Job

Adult medical surgical RNs are responsible for managing the care of adult or elderly patients experiencing general medical conditions or general surgical procedures, which require general assessments related to specific conditions, and general therapies and interventions. Med/Surg RNs conduct individualized patient assessments, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs. They develop an individualized plan of care and provide patient/family education customized to the adult or elderly patient and his or her family. They conduct ongoing assessments and perform appropriate treatments as ordered by a physician in an accurate and timely manner. Med/Surg RNs document patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention, and progress towards problem resolution.

Medical Surgical RN Qualifications:

  • Active RN license in specified state
  • Nursing degree from an accredited nursing program
  • At least two years of acute care Med/Surg nurse experience
  • BLS and ACLS required
  • Additionally, the RN may have professional certifications, including but not limited to RNBC-MS, RNBC-GERI, RNC-MS, RNC-GERI, OCN, ONC, CURN, CRRN, CPDN, CORLN, CNN, ACRN, CGRN, CHN, or CPDN

Medical Surgical Registered Nurse Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Medical Surgical travel nurse job activities match staff nurse responsibilities and include:
    • Provides safe and comprehensive nursing care according to state regulations, hospital policy and procedure and Joint Commission standards
    • Demonstrates understanding and utilization of universal precautions, asepsis and infection control procedures
    • Operate and monitor equipment used to monitor and regulate the patient’s condition
    • Assesses the need for patient/family instruction
    • Make rounds on all patients on the team

Benefits of Being a Plains Medical Staffing Travel Nursing Employee:

  • Premium pay
  • Prestigious facilities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Immediate access to the industry's best recruiters and healthcare facilities
  • Private housing or housing allowance
  • Group health insurance benefits
  • Retirement benefits